Management team

Our management team has more than 150 years combined experience in the extrusion industry and each member brings a wealth of individual skills and knowledge to the table:

Richard Slack
Managing Director

A graduate in Business Studies, with over 35 years in Management, Sales and Marketing in technical textile equipment/process industry. Accomplished in all forms of business decision making.

Jonathan Archibald
Technical Director

A qualified textile engineer with over 40 years practical experience of fibre and filament extrusion and related downstream processes.

Jeff Cross
Engineering Manager

More than 35 years in Design and Management in manufacturing extrusion equipment. Experienced engineer with a wide range of technical and management skills.

Alan Steward
Technical Manager

Qualified electrical engineer, experienced designer of process control systems, implementation of latest control technology and a practical knowledge of fibre extrusion.

Mark Smith
Director of Technology
Graduate in Chemical Engineering, with over 35 years’ experience of commercial research of new technologies for a major medical device company, Mark has now stepped up from R&D Manager to take on a more strategic role as Director of Technology.

Dr Jonny Hunter
Research & Development Manager
Jonny brings a wealth of academic credentials to the R&D department, complemented by over 10 years’ R&D experience in industry, particularly in medical devices.

Mike Urey
Sales Engineer
Mike brings a wide spectrum of experience in industrial processes, particularly in the advanced textiles sector, strengthening all aspects of FET business development.

Sara T.
Senior Process Scientist
Science Graduate with more than 10 years’ experience in Research & Development and polymer extrusion. Highly experienced in process development and spinning a wide range of materials into fibres.

Jack Wilson
R&D Scientist and Commissioning Engineer
A graduate in Chemistry with over ten years’ experience in nonwovens and melt spinning technology.

“Investing in the future”

This wealth of experience is perfectly complimented by our policy of bringing new blood into the organisation to guarantee long term success and progress.

We currently have four outstanding graduates working in the Research & Development Department. Our commitment to developing young people is further demonstrated by the same number of apprentices training and gaining qualifications in mechanical and electronic engineering via our apprentice scheme.

But enough about us! Essentially, FET is a customer-driven company. In the same way that our products and services are tailored to the client’s needs, our direction now and in the future will evolve very much in line with your requirements. If you have any queries or think we may be able to solve your fibre technology requirements, please contact us.